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Abereiddy,Penberry,&Tretio walk with Chris Wellings

On a chilly morning on Saturday 9th December 25 of us met in what is left of the car park at Abereiddy and after a brief description of the 7 mile walk ahead, we set off along the coastal path in the St Davids direction. We walked at a good pace along a scenic part of the coastline until we came to a sheltered bay where we stopped for a short refreshment break. We soon continued our journey along the coast until we reached the inland path which skirted Penberry hill.

This path led us through a field of cows that kindly moved aside to let us through. After fastening the gate behind us, we walked along a track before we stopped for lunch near some old quarry workings that sheltered us from the cold breeze. Duly refreshed we moved on along the farm track and turned right at the road junction and then left towards the small but pretty hamlet of Tretio.

We turned right in the village and followed a muddy path until we came to some fields. We followed the well marked path until our attention was drawn to the blue flashing lights of an ambulance in the distance. We stopped and watched for a short while and discovered later that the emergency was caused by some of the competitors of 'The Mud Run' getting into difficulties. We carried on and walked inland  parallel with the coast and stopped to take in the fantastic views along the coastline and watch the flashing white light of the lighthouse at Strumble Head in the distance. The wind had dropped now as we walked on until we arrived at the road where we turned left and walked back to our cars. After enjoying a lovely day out most of us went back to a local inn for some well earned refreshments.

Text & images Chris Wellings

A circular walk from Strumble Head with Steve Drinkwater

Fifteen Pembrokeshire Ramblers took the scenic coast path last Saturday 16th December, west from Strumble Head with its iconic lighthouse.  A brisk north-westerly wind complemented the superb views on the way to Pwll Deri for a brief, but scenic, coffee stop.  

Most of the group then stormed up the steep front face of Garn Fawr where all round panoramic views were on offer.  Then down to the National Trust car park and across into the heathland and rocky knolls, heading eastwards now, down to Trenewydd and Trehowell, pausing for a relaxing lunch on the way.  

Next, heading coastwards, the group dropped towards the famous headland of Carregwastad where the memorial to the French Invasion of 1797 now stands.  Finally an exhilarating walk back to the lighthouse, with many ups and downs!  The day was rounded off with a few convivial beers at the Glendower Arms in Goodwick.

Text by Steve Drinkwater. Image by Steve Chalkley